Holiday Schedule

All City of Newport offices will be closed and the Waste Management Transfer Station will be closed for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 18th. RESIDENTIAL TRASH, RECYCLING AND BULKY WASTE COLLECTIONS WILL BE DELAYED BY ONE DAY AS A RESULT. Please plan your visits accordingly.
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State to Open New Local Rapid Testing Site

New National Guard, RIDOH Testing Site to Open in Downtown
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2021) – Newport area residents will soon have another option to secure a rapid COVID-19 test.

The City of Newport has been informed that beginning Tuesday, January 26, the Rhode Island Department of Health and Rhode Island National Guard, will be opening a Binax Now Rapid test site at 21 Brown and Howard Wharf in downtown Newport.

Rapid COVID-19 Tests Available at King House

Free Testing Available Thursdays & Fridays

NEWPORT, R.I. --
Area residents interested in receiving a rapid COVID-19 test now have a local option in Newport.

On Thursday, January 7, 2021, the Edward King House Senior Center began serving as a RIDOH/RI National Guard COVID-19 Rapid Test Site. 

Free Rapid BinaxNOW Tests will be given on Thursdays and Fridays from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Edward King House located on 35 King Street in Newport for the month of January.  

Parking Ban Issued Ahead of Winter Storm

Residents Urged to Keep Cars Off Streets, Utilize City Parking Lots
 
NEWPORT, R.I. (Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020) –  Due to the impending winter storm, the City of Newport has announced that a Parking Ban will be in place beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2020, until 5 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2020.

Any motor vehicles parked on the following streets one-half hour after the parking ban begins may be subject to tow:

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Zoning Board of Review

The Zoning Board of Review is responsible for overseeing and administering the City's zoning code in a fair and equitable fashion.  Click here for an agenda

City Council Meeting

The City Council serves as a the primary decision making body for the City. Join us for its regular monthly meeting, held in the Second Floor Council Chambers at City Hall. Click here to read an agenda and to view the meeting online.

City Council COVID Update

City Councilors will be meeting in a special remote session to receive an update from the City Manager on the COVID-19 situation.

To view, please visit www.CityofNewport.com/TV or dial Toll Free:
1-888-788-0099 or 1-877-853-5247
Meeting ID: 958-7845-2956

https://zoom.us/j/95878452956

Planning Board Meeting

The Planning Board is the steward for the City's Comprehensive Plan, which sets the long-term goal for the City and is a key measure by which large development projects and zoning relief are evaluated. ​Read the agenda

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